Student Refugee Camp Project

Simulated Refugee Camp—Collaborative work between the Politics Program at UNBSJ and Social Studies at St. Malachy’s High School

Professor Hepzibah Muñoz Martínez from the Politics Program at UNBSJ and her students from the course International Development organized a participatory simulation in which learners gain insight into the challenges associated with seeking refuge in a refugee camp. Participants engaged in an experiential process to understand the depth of suffering and experiences that refugees live each day in the world.
This was done in collaboration with St. Malachy’s High School teacher Connie Shea and her students who attended the simulated refugee camp on November 30th, 2015 at UNBSJ’s Grand Hall.

St. Malachy’s High School students that attended the simulated refugee camp organized by the International Development class taught in the Politics program at UNBSJ replicated the camp in their own high school to raise awareness of refugee issues.

Students from the International Development course organized today a simulated refugee camp for 60 students from St. Malachy’s High School.  Thanks Maria, Emily and Dakota for your efforts in organizing this.